April 27, 2016


Nicki Minaj Dedicates 'Anaconda' Performance to Donald Trump

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Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

"I'm very political, and I would like to dedicate a song, just in the spirit of unity, to Joe Biden and Donald Trump," said Nicki Minaj, fierce in a mesh, black bodysuit and a bejeweled two-piece. Addressing Tuesday night's (April 26) TIME 100 Gala crowd, which, by then, was devoid of Trump, she then launched into her booty anthem "Anaconda."

It summed up the attitude of the night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event, which celebrated the year's 100 most influential people, honored the magazine's cover star Nicki, along with Melissa McCarthy, Caitlyn Jenner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aziz Ansari, Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Grande and more.

Trump reportedly left early after an opening performance from Ariana Grande, finding out he had won all five state primaries that night.

“Can I just take a pill and wake up in mid-November, and just hope the president isn’t that guy?!” said author John Green.

Nicki, who also played "Super Bass," "Feeling Myself" and "Truffle Butter," thrived at the event. She posted a photo from the red carpet with Givenchy director Riccardo Tisci with the caption, "When you're the only female rapper to grace the cover of TIME MAGAZINE outside of Queen Lauryn."

For more Nicki, check out this video we found of her testing out a British accent in the Fuse archives: